SWTOR Patch 1.1 Live on Public Test Servers, Contains New Content and Bugfixes

Patch 1.1 for The Old Republic is currently live on the game‘s Public Test Servers, and it addresses a fair number of issues that players have raised. While bugs still exist, and BioWare still has a lot of work to do, the company’s responsiveness and alacrity (get it?) has been commendable. Their promise of near-weekly patches has yet to be broken.

Full patch notes can be found on the official website, but here are some highlights:

Anti-aliasing support is now available in-game — you no longer have to use external workarounds to remove those jaggies.

“Guard” visibility has been improved: A distinct visual effect is now present on characters using Guard on another character, and another effect is now present on the guarded character if they leave Guard’s range.

Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to progress in Kira’s affection conversations. Players previously affected by this issue can now speak to Kira and progress normally. This bugfix will make a lot of people happy.

A new level 50 Flashpoint, Kaon Under Siege, is now available for play in Normal and Hard Modes.

All Bonus Series missions and their required missions can now be abandoned. This bug frustrated me to no end.

Level 50 players now participate in their own Warzone bracket and will not be matched with lower-level players. While this will increase the time spent waiting for a match, it’ll ensure fairer match-ups and reduce frustration.

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